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Poster: scoogy Date: May 11, 2007 6:21am
Forum: etree Subject: number of downloads

At the bottom of each show's page is listed the number of downloads. What constitutes one "download?" Is it one download of one song, or one download of the whole show? Does that number include people who stream the show for listening?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: May 11, 2007 8:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

Anytime someone visits the details page and clicks on one of the files (info file, FLAC, SHN, MD5 etc...) it counts as one download. If you download more than 1 file during that visit, it still only adds 1 to the total downloads.

FTP downloads are not included in that number.

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Poster: larryllama Date: Jul 11, 2007 2:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

What about people with the same IP that visit the page more then once? i.e., visit 3 times per day to listen to a different song each time through the flash player and/or download a song from one of the file types.

I assume the counter also includes the built in download link for the entire show?

thanks!

This post was modified by larryllama on 2007-07-11 21:42:06

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: May 25, 2007 7:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads


Actually, we changed the system from the one brad just described to one that analyzes the apache logs once a day and updates a database of downloads. So if a mp3 is accessed through the flash player or via http download it would count as a download.

this will mean that the download counts will go up faster than before for those shows that are accessed without going to the webpage.

duplicates of different kinds are filtered so that one person downloading materials from one item are only counted once.

-brewster

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Poster: Takkeherrie recordings Date: May 26, 2007 8:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

If the album art is viewed or downloaded its not counted right?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: May 26, 2007 11:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

it counts, if a person actually downloads/views the art
in a way that is not "shown to them" like it is
in the upper left corner of the details page.

so for example, if one simply visits this page:
http://www.archive.org/details/GrowingYounger
the upper left image view doesn't count as a download.

however, if one uses the flash player to listen to the music, then it will count as a download.

-tracey, webmaster

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLuxus-Arctica International Date: Jan 2, 2010 9:57pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

How do you get the album art to download with the album itself. I've followed the rules to the letter (I'm certain), but I can't get the images to be a part of the album package. How do I do it?

Thanks
Joe

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Feb 1, 2010 3:08pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

you can use the program "lame" to make an mp3 to upload to us (or use wherever).

use option "--ti JPEG" with a JPEG that is 128K or less
and that should do it!

(that's what we do for our forthcoming LP (record) digitized items...)
--tracey

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Poster: temptuous Date: Aug 27, 2007 6:48pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

Hi Brewster,

Is it possible to differentiate how many people download the files from a link out of this site? Or do you have an idea how approximately the percentage of people who come through outside links?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Aug 27, 2007 9:06pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

that would be great, but we do not have the analysis software hooked up to do this. It is on the wish list.

-brewster

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Poster: temptuous Date: Jun 8, 2008 6:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

Hi, has anyone noticed that the download counts have not been registering in the last week or so? Is it down or something? And does anyone know when it will be up again?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jun 10, 2008 10:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

They are definitely not working, waiting for gag order to be lifted to find out when they are coming back.

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Poster: PM Lessons Learned Date: Jul 17, 2008 5:10am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

Counters are still not working for our files we uploaded since about April or June.

If you look at our podcast episodes in the search URL below, you'll see that there are no download counts for all episodes since episode #32. WHY?

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=%22PMlessonsLearned.com%22&;sort=-publicdate

Can you fix this?

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Poster: bradm Date: May 12, 2007 12:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

I've noticed a discrepency, though, between the number of downloads that's shown for a show in a "browse by date" listing vs. the number of downloads shown on the show's page.

For example, David Lauzon's "browse by date" list

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=%28collection%3ADavidLauzon%20OR%20mediatype%3ADavidLauzon%29%20AND%20-mediatype%3Acollection&sort=%2Fmetadata%2Fdate

currnently shows 1,974 downloads for his 2006-08-12 show, but that show's page

http://www.archive.org/details/dlauzon2006-08-12.oktava.shnf

says it's been download 2,060 times. Why are the counts different? (I've noticed this for a lot of other shows, too.)

(This isn't a big deal, it's just that this is either the most or second-most downloaded show I've uploaded, and I've been tracking its milestones [250 downloads, 500 downloads, 1,000 downloads, etc.], and I'm not sure whether I've passed the 2,000 mark or not.)

Aloha,
Brad

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: May 12, 2007 3:04pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

The reason being that the stats on the show's details page are real time / up to date. When you ' browse by date' or any search based query result, the stats on that are 'dated' / old / based on a day or two or longer cache. It gets updated on it's own regularly, but that's why the search stats don't match the real time details page stats.

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Poster: bradm Date: May 12, 2007 3:08pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: number of downloads

Ah, I understand. Thanks.

Aloha,
Brad